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back·fill

 (băk′fĭl′)
n.
Material used to refill an excavated area.
tr.v. back·filled, back·fill·ing, back·fills
1. To refill (an excavated area) with such material.
2. To fill (a job or position that has been vacated).
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backfill

(ˈbækˌfɪl)
vb
(Archaeology) (tr) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation
n
(Archaeology) the soil used to do this
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back•fill

(ˈbækˌfɪl)
n.
1. material used for refilling an excavation.
v.t., v.i.
2. to refill (an excavation).
[1950–55]
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backfill

Reserve Component units and individuls recalled to replace deploying active units and/or individuals in the continental United States and outside the continental United States. See also Reserve Components.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

backfill


Past participle: backfilled
Gerund: backfilling

Imperative
backfill
backfill
Present
I backfill
you backfill
he/she/it backfills
we backfill
you backfill
they backfill
Preterite
I backfilled
you backfilled
he/she/it backfilled
we backfilled
you backfilled
they backfilled
Present Continuous
I am backfilling
you are backfilling
he/she/it is backfilling
we are backfilling
you are backfilling
they are backfilling
Present Perfect
I have backfilled
you have backfilled
he/she/it has backfilled
we have backfilled
you have backfilled
they have backfilled
Past Continuous
I was backfilling
you were backfilling
he/she/it was backfilling
we were backfilling
you were backfilling
they were backfilling
Past Perfect
I had backfilled
you had backfilled
he/she/it had backfilled
we had backfilled
you had backfilled
they had backfilled
Future
I will backfill
you will backfill
he/she/it will backfill
we will backfill
you will backfill
they will backfill
Future Perfect
I will have backfilled
you will have backfilled
he/she/it will have backfilled
we will have backfilled
you will have backfilled
they will have backfilled
Future Continuous
I will be backfilling
you will be backfilling
he/she/it will be backfilling
we will be backfilling
you will be backfilling
they will be backfilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backfilling
you have been backfilling
he/she/it has been backfilling
we have been backfilling
you have been backfilling
they have been backfilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backfilling
you will have been backfilling
he/she/it will have been backfilling
we will have been backfilling
you will have been backfilling
they will have been backfilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backfilling
you had been backfilling
he/she/it had been backfilling
we had been backfilling
you had been backfilling
they had been backfilling
Conditional
I would backfill
you would backfill
he/she/it would backfill
we would backfill
you would backfill
they would backfill
Past Conditional
I would have backfilled
you would have backfilled
he/she/it would have backfilled
we would have backfilled
you would have backfilled
they would have backfilled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

backfill

The action of filling an excavated trench or hole, while planting for example.
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Since there is always a the and/or other apparatus on the end of the barrel in a production situation, the screw necessarily backfills for a certain distance to develop the pressure necessary to overcome the resistance caused by these elements.
If the backfill is not adequate, the screw output will be unstable and even the smallest variation in output entering the discharge section will cause the screw to vary in its fill length.
However, there are also problems, such as more difficult rheology as the paste has higher pressure losses per unit length of pipe as compared to hydraulic (low density) backfills. The fill is not self levelling, having a higher beach angle when placed in a stope.
In a continuous single-pass operation, Dynapad processes and backfills rocky spoil in a four-layered system while installing geotextile fabric on top of the padding layer.
Robert Cooke of Paterson & Cooke Consulting Engineers (PCCE) points out(6) that: "A wide range of materials are used in hydraulic backfilling and the pipeline flow behaviour of these mixtures varies considerably." PCCE's work has shown that "despite the large differences in constituent materials and flow behaviour, a common approach can be applied to analysing the flow of all hydraulic backfills." PCCE's work has also determined that backfill quality control is an important area for further development.
The sand is mixed with bentonite and then combined with bentonite-water slurry satisfied rheological properties to prepare homogeneous backfills with optimum slump (~125 [+ or -] 25 mm).
It is also characterized by the presence of backfills (40 % porosity) and filled shafts on different levels of the ore deposit.
Benzaazoua, "Specimen size effect on strength behavior of cemented paste backfills subjected to different placement conditions," Engineering Geology, vol.
Cemented tailings backfill technology, characterized by a mixture of binding material, tailings, and water, has been widely accepted as an environmentally friendly, economical, and effective tailings disposal option for the safe management of underground mining goafs and the removal of significant tailings pollution on the surface [1, 2].